Funding Updates

Outdoor Community Play Fund

The Outdoor Community Play Fund for 2021-22 is now open.  Grants up to £25,000 this year it has an added focus on supporting parents and facilitating family play. Charities can seek to work with children and their families to encourage them to play and learn together, help to improve attachments, strengthen bonds and parental confidence in supporting their children’s play. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor play is recognised as being increasingly vital, for parents and children alike

Opened Midday on Thursday April 8 – Closing Midday on Monday April 26

Bringing People Together

Bringing People Together funding up to £300,000 in total for up to two years to support projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.  They’re interested in:

  • bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches
  • new projects or projects that build on existing work
  • a range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.

And expect all projects to:

  • deliver across at least two countries in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
  • have a clear equality, diversity and inclusion focus
  • demonstrate they can learn and adapt as they go.

Open and ongoing

Social Isolation & Loneliness Fund

Funding of up to £1,500 will be available to organisations across Scotland to enable them to tackle social isolation, loneliness, wellbeing and the impact of Covid-19 on older people (aged 55yrs+). Eligible activities must take place between 24th May and 27th August 2021. The activities funded must be in addition to what you are already delivering, enabling you to reach and support more individuals at risk over this period.

Opened April 6 – Closing April 30 

Clubs in Crisis Fund

The Clubs in Crisis Fund from Made by Sport are offerering grants up to £2,021 to support sports clubs and organisations delivering sport for development who have been negatively affected by the covid-19 pandemic. This is a national fund being delivered locally by community foundations across the UK. Foundation Scotland is distributing all funding across Scotland.

Opened April 12 – Closing June 07

Global Majority Fund

Grants up to £10,000 for Organisations that are led by individuals from and/or focused on communities experiencing racial inequality and the emergency needs within these communities within the UK.

Opened March 30 – Closing April 30.